Columnist Warns 2020 Dems Their Healthcare Message Could Get Trump Re-Elected

Conservative columnist George Will is warning Democrats that their healthcare policies may lead to President Donald Trump’s re-election.

In an op-ed in The Washington Post, Will — who is no fan of Trump — warns that healthcare is the “defining issue” for voters, and it will decide who wins the 2020 presidential election.

“ In 2010, passage of the Affordable Care Act [ACA] signaled the nation’s domestic policy preoccupation: health care. Ten years later, this issue is defining the political competition that will produce the first new presidency of this century’s third decade.”

Will accuses the Democrats running for president of failing to understand “health care’s complexities.”

“Seven days after [Sen. Kamala Harris’ (Calif.) campaign began, with a flippancy that proclaimed her unfamiliarity with health care’s complexities, she essentially said: Come to think about it, or actually without really thinking about it, ‘let’s move on’ from private health insurance. Has any presidential campaign begun by alarming more people?”

He also notes that after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) outlined her long-awaited health care plan, some experts said her costs estimates “fell $10 trillion or so short of the real one-decade cost of her single-payer plan.”

Will, who left the Republican Party in 2016 largely because of Trump, warned Democrats that the president would likely focus on his opponent’s healthcare plan to drag down their favorability.

“Trump’s political strategy will be to reach Election Day as only the second-most-unpopular politician in the country. If he succeeds, he might owe his tattered success to the other party’s combination of ignorance and arrogance regarding health care.”

Additionally, Will argues that conservatives understand the complexity of healthcare policy while claiming that Democrats are in “denial,” and that could “produce a president’s re-election.”

Responses

  1. The Real Bob is laughable. So sweet.

    “Freedom will prevail and you will not have your king of England rule over the people as you tried in 1776.” The Real Bob

    Now think about that for a second. Think. It is King Donald The Loser who wants to eliminate all opposition to him, to go back a few centuries and take this country back to the dark ages of regal rule. He has said almost those exact words. I am the one trying to warn y’all, but you just do not care because you want that, too. Some of you have already staked THAT claim!

  2. George Will is confused.

    It is the LACK of any decent health care policy from the American Fascist Party that will drive voters to seek a real solution to our horrible situation! How dumb can he be?

    Oh, right, George is just another millionaire who doesn’t have to give a shit about anyone else.

  3. Its a shame old bitter John McCain shot down the decent sounding ideas Trump put forth. it worth a try at least.
    Obamacare just made insurance more expensive. Half the people I know are going without insurance. the costs are insane considering how wages haven’t matched inflation.

    1. I don’t understsnd, Ron. Please tell all of us what you thought was so “decent sounding” in the AHCA.

      According to VOTERS, THEY thought that it was so decent sounding that the American Fascist Party lost an astounding number of House seats. So, I would truly like to understand what you thought was so good in the AHCA.

  4. “True Confusion – the “American Fascist Party” aka “Democrats” are clueless about decent health care policy as evidenced by the failure known as Obamacare (in which my son lost his doctor and my sister lost her insurance and doctor and had to pay a fine to have no insurance).” Sherri

    You are still confused, Sherri.

    Who do you think resisted the conservative health care plan that ended up as the ACA? You guessed it, the then Republicans. They fought it, for years, tooth and nail because it would give needy people some real help and they couldn’t stand that. Also the corrupted Democrats did what they could to slow down progress. If the then Republicans didn’t try so hard to stop progress, the ACA would definitely have ended up doing better.

    ALL of the problems that you listed above would not exist under M4A. None. Not one of them, so now you know what to fight for – a system that covers everything for everybody just like the rest of the civilized world. The American Fascist Party has NO interest in improving our health care, that’s for sure. If they did, YOU would be screaming about it here as an alternative. Where is it? It doesn’t exist, except as some sort of fantasy in your mind.

  5. Nope, not conservative but part of the uni-party. Warning Dems to back off. We all know Dems can tone it down then if elected will go full steam ahead. Do not pull the lever for any dem or Trump hater!

  6. American facist party and the American communist party are one in the same and both belong to the totalitarian party which is the democrat (demonrat) party and always has been. There is nothing free about the liberal left because 1) they only care about control 2), they only care about power, 3) freedom be damned, 4) Constitution be damned and 5) they hate America and want to see her destruction. confuction you are a part of all this. You can deny it all you want but the truth never changes. There is a war on the horizon and you will not win it just as you did not win in 1776. Freedom will prevail and you will not have your king of England rule over the people as you tried in 1776. You are confused and a liar confuction.

    1. You are laughable. So sweet.

      “Freedom will prevail and you will not have your king of England rule over the people as you tried in 1776.” The Real Bob

      Now think about that for a second. Think. It is King Donald The Loser who wants to eliminate all opposition to him, to go back a few centuries and take this country back to the dark ages of regal rule. He has said almost those exact words. I am the one trying to warn y’all, but you just don’t care because you want that, too. Some of you have already staked THAT claim.

  7. George Wil is confused.

    It is the LACK of any decent health care policy from the American Fascist Party that will drive voters to seek a real solution to our horrible situation! How dumb can he be?

    Oh, right, George is just another millionaire who doesn’t have to give a shit about anyone else.

    1. True Confusion – the “American Fascist Party” aka “Democrats” are clueless about decent health care policy as evidenced by the failure known as Obamacare (in which my son lost his doctor and my sister lost her insurance and doctor and had to pay a fine to have no insurance).

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